EU approves controversial copyright laws | TheHill

The Copyright Directive is a proposal meant to protect works for its creators.

A number of large technology companies vigorously oppose the measures, but Europe’s largest news agencies have called for the law to pass, saying that companies like Google and Facebook have hurt their ad revenues.

Critics argue that the measures are bad for businesses.

“It’s bad for creators, for entrepreneurs and for innovators,” Google’s chief business officer, Philipp Schindler, said of the vote, according to Reuters.

The Copyright Directive was previously rejected by members of the European Parliament in the wake of backlash against two of its components: the “link tax” and the “upload filter.”

Source: EU approves controversial copyright laws | TheHill

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